~UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR~

 

~UPCOMING EVENT DESCRIPTIONS~

A. EVENTS (click to see details below)

1. Mon. Feb 2: PhD Dissertation Spring Workshop Begins

2. Mon. Feb 2: Presentation by WNY Center for Survivors of Refugee Trauma and Torture, Pam Kefi & Kim Griswold

 

B. CALL FOR PAPERS (click to see details below)

1. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Society for the Study of American Women Writers

2. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

3. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Emily Dickinson International Society: “Dickinson in her Elements”

4. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton’s Life and Work Edith Wharton and the First World War

5. Sun. Feb. 1 15: Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State (Radical History Review)

6. Rolling Deadline: Journal of Research on Women and Gender

 

C. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS (click to see details below)

1. Gender Institute grants & fellowships

2. Jan. 13, 2014 Deadline: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

3. Jan. 15, 2014 Deadline: Fellowship in Empirical Studies of Gender and Political Violence

4. Jan. 15, 2015 Deadline: AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

5. Jan. 19 & 26, 2015 Deadline: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships

6. Feb. 15, 2015 Women and Public Policy Program Fellowship

7. Rolling Deadline: Global Health Field Work Awards

 

 

 

 

   

DETAILS

A. EVENTS

1. Mon. Feb 2: PhD Dissertation Spring Workshop (Feb 2- May 4, 2015)
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., 207 Commons (The Gender Institute), North Campus

Meeting on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Gender Institute's Ph.D. Dissertation Workshop provides a supportive, rigorous structure for Ph.D. students who are writing dissertations on topics related to women, gender, and/or sexuality. Participants make steady, demonstrable progress each week by meeting to write, discuss their work, and report on their progress. Each workshop begins with two hours of writing followed by discussion over lunch. (A light lunch is provided by the Gender Institute.) The workshop is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Staunch commitment to the weekly meetings is required for participation; more than two missed sessions will result in dismissal from the workshop.

For more information or to register, contact the workshop's facilitator, Tina Žigon, at tzigon@buffalo.edu.

** Presently the spring workshop is full, but registrations are being accepted for the waiting list and for the summer session.

 

2. Mon. Feb 2: Global to Local luncheon series
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., 684 Baldy Hall UB North Campus Free  


You are invited to a presentation of international activities at other schools of social work and discussion of how we might learn from them in order to increase the global awareness and connectedness of the UB School of Social Work. We invite you to contribute critical thought and creativity to a conversation that will have a real impact on future efforts in the School of Social Work. Sponsored by the School of Social Work. For more information, please contact Stephanie Sacco: smsacco@buffalo.edu.

Save the date for:

Mar 2: TBD
Apr 6: Migration of the Americas: How and why Latin American people see a new life in the Frozen North, Claudia Chesi

 

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B. CALLS FOR PAPERS

1. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Society for the Study of American Women Writers

SSAWW Conference November 4-8, 2015, Philadelphia, PA

We invite papers that take up some dimension of women’s reorienting of landscape during the late nineteenth or early twentieth century. We encourage submissions that examine lesser-known or hitherto unexamined archival materials, especially those that focus on women working across any combination of the material, visual, and literary arts.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio to Samaine Lockwood and Tiffany Aldrich MacBain at tamacbain@pugetsound.edu by the deadline.

2. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World

American Literature Association’s 26th Annual Conference (May 2015 in Boston, MA)

Proposals will be welcomed for an open topic session at the conference. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org. We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis’s work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes. Presenters must be members of the Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World. For information about joining the society, please visit our website at: http://Scotus.Francis.edu/RebeccaHardingDavis Please send a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biographical sketch to: Mischa Renfroe, Middle Tennessee State University, mischa.renfroe@mtsu.edu and Sharon Harris, Sharon.Harris@uconn.edu.

Proposals will be welcomed for an open topic session at the American Literature Association’s 26th Annual Conference (May 2015 in Boston, MA). For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org.

We welcome proposals that engage any aspect of Davis’s work and are especially interested in new readings of neglected texts. Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes.

Presenters must be members of the Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World.

3. Thur. Jan. 15 Deadline: Emily Dickinson International Society: “Dickinson in her Elements”

On Friday, August 7, 2015, the Emily Dickinson International Society will sponsor a critical institute in conjunction with its Annual Meeting. The Institute provides an opportunity for participants to workshop critical essays and conference papers with established Dickinson scholars. The topic for this year¹s meeting is “Dickinson in her Elements." Applicants working on Dickinson¹s writings in relation to the physical sciences (botany, geology, astronomy, etc.), agriculture, natural and built environments, etc. are encouraged to apply, submissions on all topics will be considered. We welcome applications from graduate students, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and tenure-track/tenured professors. Please submit a short cv and an abstract (300-350 words) to Eliza Richards (ecr@email.unc.edu) and Alexandra Socarides (socaridesa@missouri.edu) by January 15, 2015. Applicants will be notified by email in February; selected participants will be asked to circulate conference-length (8-10 page) papers to their workshop group by June 15th.

4. EWS Panels at ALA 2015, Boston, MA

Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Cultural Exchange in Edith Wharton’s Life and Work
An intensely international writer, Edith Wharton thought about cultural boundaries, exchanges, and explication throughout her life and work. Her travel, her expatriate life-style, her multilingual abilities, her interest in anthropological and cultural explication all helped place cultural exchange at the center of her writing and life. This panel seeks papers that address any aspect of Wharton’s engagement with cultural exchange, be it cultural explication, translation, encounters, or actual exchanges. It is also open to examinations of translations of Wharton, relations of Wharton to other writers in cross-cultural ways, and critical receptions of Wharton across cultural boundaries. Please send 250-500 page proposals and 1 page cvs to Hildegard Hoeller athildegard.hoeller@gmail.com

Deadline: Thur. Jan 15: Edith Wharton and the First World War
In her autobiography A Backward Glance Edith Wharton recalls “the dark bewildering days of August 1914” that she experienced as a resident of Paris at the outbreak of World War I. The war drove Wharton to take up relief work for refugees, travel to the front, and scold her native country for its belated participation in the war. Wharton responded in journalism, fiction, and poetry that familiarized Americans with the country they were protecting and depicted the human and cultural loss caused by the conflict. This panel seeks papers that consider any aspect of Wharton’s multiform response to World War I. Papers might address Wharton’s sympathetic depictions of French culture in non-fiction works like Fighting France: From Dunkerque to Belport, and French Ways and Their Meanings, or works of fiction such as The Marne, A Son at the Front, and The Mother’s Recompense. Also welcome are comparative papers on Wharton's war related writings and better-known works on the war by Hemingway, Woolf, Dos Passos, Barbusse, and others, as well as the relation of Wharton’s war reportage to that of other women. Please send 250-500 word proposals and short CVs to Paul Ohler at Paul.Ohler@kpu.ca

5. Deadline: Feb 1, 2015: Reconsidering Gender, Violence and the State (Radical History Review)

This special issue of Radical History Review invites critical reflection on gendered violence as a historical, intersectional topic of lasting significance. How have conceptions of masculinity and femininity over time informed the persistence of and punishments for gendered violence? What do the archives reveal about the larger structural factors that perpetuate gendered violence? How have feminist and queer organizing efforts to protect and/or avenge victims, further complicated the legal, penal, and legislative efforts to address gendered violence?

Building on contemporary debates and conversations about feminism, its evolving critique of violence, and some of its blind spots, this issue of Radical History Review seeks to reanimate conversations about gender, violence, resistance, victimization, and the role of the state as arbiter among these categories. We hope to engage histories that reveal how gender and violence are mutually constituted categories of personal, political, cultural and legal subjectivity. And we hope to reconsider the ways in which violence --and narratives of violence--can be used to uphold, resist or reshape the ordering structures of the State.

The RHR seeks scholarly, monographic research articles, but we also encourage such non-traditional contributions as photo essays, film and book review essays, interviews, brief interventions, "conversations" between scholars and/or activists, and teaching notes and annotated course syllabi for our Teaching Radical History section. Preliminary inquiries can be sent to Lisa Arellano (larellan@colby.edu), Amanda Frisken (frisken@oldwestbury.edu), and Erica Ball (eball@fullerton.edu).

For more information see the attached pdf here.

6. Journal of Research on Women and Gender, Texas State University

Texas State University JRWG Mission: Promote critical dialogue about experiences of women and persons of various gender identities in diverse cultural contexts. The Journal welcomes manuscripts that give voice to the unique and varied expressions of women and various genders. It is an interdisciplinary publication that welcomes qualitative research, pedagogical work and creative projects.

Interested in being a reviewer or submitting a manuscript? Register here: https://journals.tdl.org/jrwg/index.php/jrwg/user/register

For questions contact the editor: Dr. Audwin Anderson: AA04@txstate.edu, 512-245.2361

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C. FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

1. Gender Institute Faculty Research Grants

For information on the Gender Institute's research grants, fellowships, scholarships, and cosponsorships, click here:http://genderin.buffalo.edu/grants&fellowship

2. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Grand Challenges Exploration

Deadline: January 13, 2015

Three new Grand Challenges have been published by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The Grand Challenges Explorations are: Putting Women and Girls at the Center of Development, Integrated solutions for healthy birth, growth, and development, and New interventions in global health. Applicants from any experience level, discipline, and organization are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted beginning on November 4, 2014. Initial awards will be $100,000 each with an opportunity to receive additional funding up to $1 million.

3. Fellowship in Empirical Studies of Gender and Political Violence

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard, Joint fellowship with Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

The fellowship is designed to promote positivist research in the broad area of gender and international security, with a particular focus on political violence (defined broadly to include interstate and intrastate armed conflict, insurgency, terrorism, protest, and repression).

Possible specific areas of research may include, but are not limited to:

causes and consequences of gendered wartime violence, gender and peacekeeping, and gendered motivations for violence. The fellowship includes a ten-month (September 2015–June 2016) stipend of $36,000 for a post-doctoral fellow and $25,000 to a pre-doctoral fellow.

For more information: http://us1.campaignarchive2.com/?u=eb78de0c7b7f8abf929af7a3a&id=cbd55e9dc1

4. AAUW: Applications for Community Action Grants

Deadline: January 15, 2015

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that     promote education and equity for women....

For more information: http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/

5. AAUW: Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships

Deadline: January 19, 2015
CES Pre-Dissertation Fellowships, which support early-stage graduate students in both the social sciences and humanities, provide funding for up to two months of travel and research in Europe to strengthen dissertation projects. Applications due January 19, 2015. http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/pre-dissertation-research

Deadline: January 26, 2015
Mellon-CES Dissertation Completion Fellowships are targeted at late-stage humanities graduate students working on Europe, and include a $25,000 stipend and fee waivers. Applications due January 26, 2015.
http://councilforeuropeanstudies.org/grants-and-awards/dissertation-completion

6. Women and Public Policy Program Fellowship

Deadline: February 13, 2015

WAPPP [Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard] offers non-stipendiary fellowships to exceptional scholars and practitioners who are conducting gender-related research in one of WAPPP’s four focal areas (economic opportunity, political participation, health, and education). By conducting research and engaging with faculty and students at Harvard Kennedy School and beyond, the fellows enrich the intellectual life of the center. In past years, the fellowship program has brought together a diverse set of people from academic and professional fields, and supported their studies related to gender. The mission of the fellowship is to support and advance academic and practitioner scholars in their gender-related research.

For more information: http://us1.campaignarchive2.com/?u=eb78de0c7b7f8abf929af7a3a&id=cbd55e9dc1

7. Global Health Field Work Awards

Rolling Deadline

The Office of Global Health Initiatives offers Global Health Field Work Awards to students interested in implementing public health initiatives or to conduct research in resource-poor settings. $500 data-based projects and $2,500 international fieldwork projects are available. Applications are now accepted on a rolling basis. Apply now!

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~RELATED EVENTS~

Early Modern Research Workshop
http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/early-modern/

Ecocritical Studies Research Workshop
http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/ecocritical-studies/

Urban Image Research Workshop
http://humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu/research-workshops/urban-image/

 

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